Itchy skin during menopause

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3435038 tn?1347357872 So im asking this way. My feet and hands are very itchy. My skin is not dry. No rashes. Havent started anything new. I have been taking Benadryl,with no relief. If any one has any suggestions please help.I'm going crazy. I have a Drs. Appt. today so will see what they say. I will write back so if anyone else gets this problem they will have a answer. Thank you.
Avatar f tn If all ok there then I'd say some dry skin is going on and can be from menopause or who knows but is very annoying. Perhaps a little bit of otc Cortisone cream for a few days will help to get rid of the inflammation that may be causing the itch in the first place and followup over the cortisone with Aquaphor brand cream (it is primarily mineral oil but used great for eczema on sensitive skins) .. they sell a knockoff brand at CVS for less $ ... see if that helps.
405855 tn?1217104367 not sure why it happens but it's actually a symptom of pregnancy (itchy tummy and nipples) and the bigger your stomach gets the more itchy you can get! Try using oatmeal lotions or lotions w/oatmeal in them, chamomile too. Those are both calming agents and work wonderfully!
Avatar n tn This causes the itching which is associated with this disorder. Your skin is greatly affected during menopause because of hormones. Basically, menopause throws a woman's levels of estrogen off balance, which causes the skin to become thinner and drier. When the body produces less estrogen - it produces less natural moisturizig oils via the oil glands - and the skin loses much of its elasticity as a result. You can make sertain lifestyle changes and in your diet to deal with this issue.
139064 tn?1262096233 To help prevent dry skin during menopause, you might speak to your doc about taking Omega 3 caps, kelp for iodine that may help "feed" the Thyroid and help it do it's job better, B-12 for energy, and Folic Acid to help prevent anemia.
Avatar n tn I am 43 yrs old. I began having bouts w/Hives abt 18 mths ago. At 1st, episodes were 2 to 3 times a wk. They started w/a headache that got progressively worse. Once I took something for the headache, it disappeared but the lumps under my skin began to surface & were itchy & clearly visible. The episodes got progressively worse & began happening 5 of 7 days a wk. One Sunday, I ended up in the emergency room w/severe itch, redness on my body & a swollen tongue.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering with hives for about 4 years now..and have been in peri menopause for almost 10. The hives started on my wrists and the ball of my palm. I blamed it on my keyboard pad at work and just thought it was maybe the rubber. Gradually, I would be just watching tv or waking up from a nap and I would notice my buttocks covered in hives..raised large and extremely itchy. Gradually, it would break out on my legs. I couldn't really cover that up and it looked gross.
Avatar f tn Tips for Dry Skin Care During Menopause To help turn dry, problem skin into smoother, fresher skin, experts offer these quick tips for women in menopause. Focus on smart fats: Essential fatty acids -- like the omega-3s found in salmon, walnuts, and fortified eggs -- help produce your skin's oil barrier, vital in keeping skin hydrated. A diet short of these body-boosting fats can leave skin dry, itchy, and prone to acne.
Avatar m tn I had a similar condition and did 3 months of colon cleansing and my skin is 90% healed. The skin on out the outside indicate what is going on internally. During the cleanse I lost 25lbs because when you're detoxing you are not hungry. Once I understood I had a toxic colon and got into the cleansing with herbs and colonics I felt better and better each month, my energy came back. I am getting to do the liver cleanse which you do after the colon is healthy.
Avatar n tn Being more tired, fatigued, or having insomnia have always been complaints of women during menopause. Itchiness could be due to dry skin which could be part of the declining hormone levels.If you have the other associated symptoms mentioned it could be part of it. Apply calamine lotion or some moisturizing creams and keep skin well hydrated.If the itch is bad you can take an anti-histamine for it. ref:
Avatar n tn I finally went to my OB in the beginning of November who did some tests on me and said that I was experiencing menopause. I'm 25 and my son is only 1 1/2. No freakin way! He put me on Hormones (which by the way can cause every cancer in the book) and said that I will feel better within a day, but did not want to take Mirena out. I said ok and went on my way. I talked to many people for advice who told me to get it taken out right away and go off of the hormones.
Avatar f tn I am 48 years old (married) going through menopause (for about 1 year now) For nearly 2 months I have been suffering from external vagina itchiness in the direction of the anus as well, its only when I wash I find I need to really scrub the area so will be the itch, after washing I am ok, do not itch during the day, only if I wee and do not wipe dry dry, have never ever had any diseases of any nature eg STDs I have no discharge or anything like that.
Avatar n tn I have had the following symptoms for about eight months. They are prickly skin, hands particularly, which go red when I have an 'attack'. At the same time I have catarrh in my throat, ears feel as though they are blocked and my chest feels "heavy" and breathing is laboured, which I find upsetting. I have been referred to a dermatologist at my local hospital but there is nothing noticeable to see on my skin at all except when it erupts. Have you any ideas?
Avatar n tn These conditions include vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginitis , vaginal candidiasis / moniliasis, trichomoniasis, vaginal irritation due to some contraceptive foams, creams, soaps or allergic reactions to condoms, diaphragms, hormonal imbalance during menopause or stress.
Avatar m tn Atopic eczema is a relatively common skin condition affecting about ten percent of children in the United States. In the mild forms the skin is dry, hot and itchy. In its more severe manifestations, the skin may become broken, raw and bleeding. The double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study published in Lancet involved 159 pregnant women with a family history of allergies.
Avatar n tn I have similar sounding problem. Very itchy and dry looking skin round the eye area, including the bridge of my nose. One eye is worse than the other. I have tried vaseline, aloe vera gel, even steroid cream which the doc prescribed after diagnosing blepharitis. I don't think it's blepharitis as a lot of the symptoms don't match, eg I don't have crusty or sticky eyes in the morning any more than is normal. Have trawled the net and can't find anything other than an allergic problem.
Avatar f tn But for the last year I have been experiencing what my doctor thought were pre-menopause symptoms - hot flashes, extremely dry, itchy skin that won't go away, fatigue, achy joints, anxiety, weight gain/loss, loss of sex drive. I felt I was too young to start expereincing this ( 35) but he put me on the pill and some symptoms subsided. Recently however, I began having heart palpitations and upon an examination he found a nodule so I am now wating to see an endicrinologist.
Avatar n tn Occupations that involve a lot of standing, such as nurses, beauticians, teachers, and factory workers. Obesity. Hormonal influences during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause. The use of birth control pills. Postmenopausal hormonal replacement. A history of blood clots. Conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen including tumors, constipation, and externally worn garments like girdles. Please see a surgeon for this. Let me know if there is anything else.
Avatar n tn Night sweats, hot and cold shifts, numbness, pins and needles – especially in my left arm and leg, tingling in hands, feet, throat, chest, tongue and lips, burning in my left cheek, outbursts of crying, somewhat reduced periods, itchy skin, itchy nose and eyes, electric shocks in my left arm and shoulder, twitching muscles, sore joints…This was all accompanied by severe anxiety and fear that I had some untreatable, fatal disease (contribution by dr.
Avatar n tn It's only my right palm that itches and its only in one spot, not the whole entire palm. And my bump isn't itchy, it's skin colored and looks as though it's underneath the palm. I'm going to a neurologist tomorrow because a GP thought it can be nerve damage. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn all itchy arm sufferers....please look into brachioradial pruritus. My arms, and only my arms, have itched for 10 years. no rashes, no psiorias, excema etc. The creams, allergery list is extensive as to what I have tried but nothing worked. ---------------The only thing that helps are ice packs.
Avatar n tn Keep them clean with baby whipes or peroxide to fight any bacteria, and use neosporine at night time. During the day feels all mushy and grose, so I wouldnt use it during the day. :-) I'd refrain from sex until they heal.. you dont want to irrate what's already irritated, you know? It shouldnt take more than a few days for the pain to go away. Dont be afraid to ask questions... You can't shock us. :-) We've heard everything. hehe.
Avatar f tn i also have a watery discharge during my period. it is clear and odorless. even if there is very little blood on my tampon, it soaks through and leaks through my pad and clothing as well. recently, i have been having less liquid blood and more clots, with a lot of the watery discharge. i have three solid days of going through both a tampon and pad within an hour. i also have severe backache and cramping, and just generally feel ill, which i realize could be just normal period stuff.
Avatar n tn I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.
281019 tn?1235009097 face are swollen too. Not my joints but my tissues. I'm kinda itchy too. Can't rub my skin at all. I feel like 1 huge bruise. My upper arms, all parts of my legs, my shoulders & back. My boobs (sorry if TMI) started to hurt so bad the 1st time it took me over & now too. I figured it was something hormonal at 1st. Then I realized it was SF taking over my body. Even my pant legs touching my calves hurt. Even a light breeze hurts or taking a shower.
Avatar n tn Cheers The 35 Symptoms of Menopause This list of common symptoms that occur during perimenopause and menopause was developed from the real-life experiences of hundreds of women. All symptoms were experienced by numerous women and were either cyclical in nature, or responded to treatments (both traditional and alternative) known to address hormonal imbalances.
86075 tn?1238118691 the feeling of ants crawling on your skin is called "formication") Visit the Your Skin: Dryness, Itching, Vaginal Dryness, Disorders, Discomfort Forum 16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons. (may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome). Note: Osteoarthritis can develop during perimenopause - and those with existing arthritic and/or rheumatic pain may find it's exacerbated during the menopausal transition. 17. Increased tension in muscles. 18. Breast tenderness.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be due to hives Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red,itchy,raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications.
Avatar n tn I'm going to go with the thought that this might be a hormonal issue. I know that itchy skin is a sign of hormonal imbalance that is often seen in menopausal women. I hear you on the frustration and I would not be too happy with a dose of Premarin either. But, I am wondering if progesterone might help. Although when you ovulate Progesterone is released., which is it?